Asheville City Council passes FY23 budget with key investments in top priorities.

At its June 28 meeting Asheville City Council passed the City Managers recommended budget with a 6 to 1 vote.  The $217 million budget is based on internal work, community input and Council priorities, and reflects the long term strategies and continuation of the reimagining public safety process. 

City of Asheville announces Strategic Partnership Grant Pilot: Supporting school aged children

The City of Asheville is launching a pilot grant opportunity this summer that will fund programs that address the opportunity gap for school-aged youth.   Through feedback from the Housing & Community Development Committee (HCD), community members, and Community & Economic Development Department staff, work is underway to refine the scope of the Strategic Partnership Fund (SPF) [...]

City of Asheville offices close for Memorial Day holiday; Sanitation and ART buses run on holiday schedule

The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.     Here is a roundup of other City services affected by this holiday, as well as [...]

City of Asheville says farewell to one of the last manual elevators in North Carolina

It’s an icon of the last century,  City Hall’s last manual elevator.  One of the last of its kind in North Carolina, the City honored Asheville’s past throughout the restoration, undertaking the task of making the bank of three elevator cabs safe, modernized,  and ready to face the next century.  Caretakers of our community’s past Asheville City Hall [...]

Asheville City Council Meeting, Tuesday May 24, 2022

Asheville City Council will continue meeting in person at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022  at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville Banquet Hall, 87 Haywood Street.     The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person meeting which the public can access [...]

City Manager’s proposed budget to be presented at May 24 Asheville City Council meeting

Following months of internal staff work and a series of budget work sessions, the City of Asheville will present the Manager’s proposed budget to City Council at its regularly scheduled  May 24 meeting.    PROCESS Throughout the development process, which included discussions of available resources, council priorities and departmental information, staff kept these guiding principles [...]

Update on the City of Asheville’s recommendation for the NCDOT’s planned Merrimon Avenue resurfacing project.

  The Asheville City Council will consider entering into an agreement with North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) that supports the Department’s vision for the future of sections of Merrimon Avenue.  The multi-modal alternative was developed through a collaborative partnership between the City of Asheville and NCDOT, and began with a request from the City to study [...]